EPPO Global Database

Brassica rapa subsp. pekinensis(BRSPK)

Code created in: 2004-04-09

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: BRSPK
  • Preferred name: Brassica rapa subsp. pekinensis
  • Authority: (Loureiro) Hanelt


This subspecies of B. rapa corresponds to one of the groups of varieties developed in eastern Asia for consumption as a leafy vegetable. The other group is subsp. chinensis (q.v.)

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Brassica campestris subsp. pekinensis (Loureiro) Olsson
Brassica pekinensis (Loureiro) Ruprecht
Sinapis pekinensis Loureiro

Common names
Name Language
Chinese cabbage English
napa cabbage English
Peking cabbage English
pe-tsai English
Chinakohl German
Peking-Kohl German
Schantung-Kohl German
chou chinois French
chou de Chine French
chou de Shanton French
pé-tsai French
col china Spanish
repollo chino Spanish
cavolo cinese Italian
Chinese kool Dutch
couve-chinesa Portuguese
couve-de-Pequim Portuguese
kinesisk kål Swedish
hakusai Japanese
ハクサイ Japanese
капуста пекинская Russian
kinakål Danish
kapusta pekińska Polish
pekingi kei Hungarian
pekingské zelí Czech
kapusta pekinská  Slovak